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Large Loft at Trace Lofts

By April 19, 2017

Trace Lofts

The fourth unit to hit the market at Trace this month, #305, is also the largest at 1,028 square foot and the most expensive at $648,000.

There are only two of these 1,028 units, one on the second floor and this one on the third floor. They nice thing about these units is that they’re generously sized and feature large exposed steel moment frames in addition to the usual reclaimed Douglas Fir floors and exposed beams.

Trace Lofts at 1408 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, is a building that is near and dear to my heart as I own unit 201 there (going on ten years, yikes!). It was built in 1919 and has enjoyed a colorful history, housing both an athletic equipment company and an order of Tibetan monks. In 2007 it was converted from a vintage warehouse to condos by developer, GTS development, whose projects include Trace North, the Oddfellows building and Solstice Fremont.

Johnson Architecture + Planning designed the renovation to resemble an antique dresser, with a two-story glass-and-steel addition sitting atop the building like a jewelry box blending the past and present. The design also used exposed brick walls and HVAC systems to integrate the modern and historical elements.

As president of the board there, I can tell you that we’ve worked hard to keep the dues flat this year and are in the middle of planning to re-vamp the rooftop deck. We’re also just wrapping up re-painting the interior of the building and replacing all the water heaters.

Listing provided courtesy of Michael Syltebo, Redfin.

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